- self-destructive [self′di struk′tiv]adj.of, having to do with, or causing either damage to or the destruction of oneself or itselfself-destructivenessn.
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self-destructive — self destructively, adv. /self di struk tiv, self /, adj. 1. harmful, injurious, or destructive to oneself: His constant arguing with the boss shows he s a self destructive person. 2. reflecting or exhibiting suicidal desires or drives: Careless… … Universalium
self-destructive — self de·struc·tive strək tiv adj acting or tending to harm or destroy oneself <self destructive behavior> also SUICIDAL self de·struc·tive·ly adv self de·struc·tive·ness n … Medical dictionary
Self-destructive — Self de*struc tive, a. Destroying, or tending to destroy, one s self or itself; rucidal. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
self-destructive — self de structive adj deliberately doing things that are likely to seriously harm or kill yourself ▪ a self destructive alcoholic >self destruction n [U] … Dictionary of contemporary English
self-destructive — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ destroying or causing harm to oneself. DERIVATIVES self destruction noun self destructively adverb … English terms dictionary
self-destructive — self de structive adjective doing things that are likely to harm you or make you fail: Paul s self destructive behavior could lead to something serious one day … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
self-destructive — adjective Date: 1641 acting or tending to harm or destroy oneself < self destructive behavior >; also suicidal < a self destructive impulse > • self destructiveness noun … New Collegiate Dictionary
self-destructive — ADJ GRADED Self destructive behaviour is harmful to the person who behaves in that way. A reckless, self destructive streak prevented Janssen from finding happiness outside his art … English dictionary
self-destructive — adj. Self destructive is used with these nouns: ↑behaviour … Collocations dictionary
self-destructive — UK / US adjective doing things that are likely to harm you or to make you fail Paul s self destructive behaviour could lead to something serious one day … English dictionary